The Grotto Gardens
In 2012, The Dayton VA Medical Center (DVAMC) and The American Veterans Heritage Center initiated the current reclamation of the historic Grotto Gardens landscape. The Ohio State University Extension’s Greater Montgomery County Master Gardener Volunteers joined the team in 2013 to provide maintenance support, develop and maintain new gardens, and continue the reclamation process. Along the way, other volunteers have joined the team and there have been significant financial and in-kind donations by individual, organizations, garden clubs, and garden centers. Because of this kind of outside interest, the reclamation is progressing much faster than anticipated. In the spring of 2014, 32 memorial trees were planted. A 35 foot fountain, almost identical to the one that existed in 1900, is currently being installed in one of the lakes.
Guided tours of the gardens and presentations can be arranged. Contact us via email through our Contact Page.